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Directory Compare v3.47 Updated

Checker on 28 Jul 2014
  • 8MB (uncompressed)
  • Suggested by Diamond

Directory Compare is an utility to help you keep copies of your important directories (documents, programs under development and so on) in a backup harddisk or any other storage system (like 100Mb diskettes). The backup may be made automatically (in unattended mode) or by using a friendly user interface.

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System Requirements: Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
License: Freeware
How to extract:
  1. Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice
  2. Rename DirCmp0.ini to DirCmp.ini
  3. Launch DirCmp.exe
What's new?
  • New File/Create shortcut menu to create shortcuts (for automatic backups, ...) and to prepare arguments for Directory Compare, batch files, etc..
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webfork on 2013-10-01 02:02

Wolfghost: the link is busted on their side. Maybe try softpedia: http://www.softpedia.com/get/PORTABLE-SOFTWARE/System/Backup-and-Recovery/Directory-Compare-Portable.shtml

I am Baas on 2013-10-01 02:41

http://tp.lc.ehu.es/anonym/win95/drcmp364-64.zip

Notice the typo?

Wolfghost on 2013-10-01 13:19

thanks guys :)

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USBFlashCopy v1.9 Updated

webfork on 31 Aug 2014

USBFlashCopy backs up/synchronizes from external storage on the fly. The program runs in the background and copies all or select files from inserted media to a destination of your choice. Includes available copy throttle speed, minimum free space check to avoid filling up your drive, file filters, and can even be set to only copy from selected drives (by serial number).

New drives plugged in are prompted for a new copy profile and transfers include a progress bar. Ideal for people who do much of their work on remote computers and need to automate the process of backing up their files.

Functional in 64-bit. Note that fully transparent operations (no user notification; runs entirely in background) are only available in the registered version.

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System Requirements: Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7
Writes settings to: Application folder: usbflashcopy.ini
License: Freeware for non-commercial use
How to extract: Download usbflashcopy.exe to a folder of your choice and launch.
What's new?
  • Fixes.
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Midas on 2012-06-08 08:38

For a more in-depth review, read *webfork* excellent post in the forum: http://www.portablefreeware.com/forums/viewtopic.php?p=51049#p51049

webfork on 2012-06-09 17:11

:) thanks Midas

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Cobian Backup v9.5.0.201

webfork on 29 Dec 2013
  • 18MB (uncompressed)
  • Suggested by zacory

Cobian Backup allows backups with scheduling, compression, encryption, filters, file splitting, remote client, backup-to-FTP and more. The program can read and backup open or locked files from WinXP onward.

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System Requirements: WinAll
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch Cobian.exe.
Similar/alternative apps: Toucan, Back4Sure
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Prompt24 on 2014-10-04 20:13

Awesome! Must have!

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PaperBack v1.10

webfork on 21 Apr 2014
  • 227KB (uncompressed)
  • Suggested by JohnW

PaperBack lets you back up files to ordinary paper in the form of the oversized bitmaps. If you have a good laser printer with the 600 dpi resolution, you can save up to 500KB of uncompressed data on a single A4/Letter sheet. With integrated compression, up to 3MB can be stored on one sheet of A4/Letter paper. For data restoration, you will need a scanner with physical resolution that is 3-times the print resolution.

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System Requirements: Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: No
License: GPL
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch PaperBak.exe.
What's new? PaperBack version 1.00 did not implement AES encryption properly.
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PJ on 2009-12-12 05:24

Hm, so I would have to use about a thousand pieces of paper to back up my latest snapshots... very efficient *g*

donald on 2010-06-10 14:04

Imagine saving something useful but small like a password or text encryption program.

This could outlast the flash memory you may have such a program stored on and allow for later recovery. (Acid free paper, sealed container with CO2 and no Oxygen)

And no it is not practical for very large files but I have heard that "small is beautiful"

MoisheP on 2013-12-19 21:05

Wonderful idea, thinking outside the box (or QR Matrix, as it were)! This opens up the door to many other possibilities...
Would it be possible to use a dot-matrix printer on aluminum foil?
How about laser printing on plastic film?
Steganography is another possibility: laser printers already do so - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Printer_steganography

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Toucan v3.1.0

webfork on 12 Feb 2014

Toucan is an advanced synchronization and backup tool with a variety of options including mirroring, incremental (only copy what's changed), encrypted, compression, and many more. File sets can be added or excluded using name, size, date, or regular expressions.

Compression formats include ZIP or 7-zip, and all encryption uses standard AES 256. Includes command line tools and advanced scripting for automated / batch jobs.

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System Requirements: Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Wine
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Partial. Toucan supports unicode, but the PortableApps launcher doesn't.
Path portability: Automatic compensation for dynamic drive letter in removable storage devices
License: GPL
How to extract: Download the self-extracting EXE and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch Toucan.exe.
What's new? This release has improvements in progress display, long and UNC path support in sync mode, improved rules interface, backup mirror mode and numerous other features and bug fixes.
Latest comments
Meks on 2009-02-23 05:05

Same with me, doesn't work from the stick.

billie on 2009-03-14 07:57

nothing comes close to rsync. Go check it out then you'll agree.

Mixture on 2012-09-18 21:48

I have used version 2.2.1 for years and have had no problems at all.
Lucas, PeZett, Midas, Meks: Sorry to hear you cannot work Toucan.
billie: 'nothing comes close to rsync' ON YOUR PC, you mean. I have no need to go to another backup program. Good luck with your rsync software.

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